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2 men linked to death of Henderson man arrested in Arizona

Officers in Phoenix on Wednesday arrested two men linked to the suspicious death of a Nevada man found dead last week in his Henderson home, Henderson police said Thursday. The Henderson and Phoenix police departments arrested Victor Denogean, 21, and Jose Ortiz-Casillas, 20, each on one charge of m


It Soon Will Be Illegal to Text and Drive in Arizona

The Arizona House of Representatives on Thursday passed two bills that would prohibit forms of distracted driving. One of the approved bills, sponsored by Republican State Representative Noel Campbell, targets people who use their cellphones while driving. The other bill, sponsored by State Senator


Navajo County Sheriff's Office find 30,000 fentanyl pills in traffic stop

NAVAJO COUNTY (3TV/CBS 5) -- Deputies with the Navajo County Sheriff's Office found a slew of heroin and fentanyl pills in a car during a traffic stop along I-40. According to NCSO, when deputies were speaking to the driver, they noticed inconsistencies in his statements.


Arizona lawmakers pass cellphone driving ban, sends bill to Ducey

PHOENIX — Editor's note: In the above video, the father-in-law of police Officer Clayton Townsend makes his plea for passing a statewide distracted driving law. Townsend was killed when he was struck by a car operated by a man texting.


Closure of NGS Means Budget Issues in Navajo County

A budget crisis is imminent for Navajo County. The upcoming closure of the Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta Mine will cost millions in tax dollars. Heads of county departments like the Sheriff’s office are talking about layoffs and reduced services. Bryan Layton oversees budget and finance for


Arizona police release graphic video of deadly officer-involved shooting

Arizona police released a video Wednesday that showed a man throwing a wrench at deputies before they shot him to death while responding to a call from family members concerned for the man’s mental health on Friday.


Arizona's brush with potential hacker during 2016 election

PHOENIX — The 2016 Presidential election was not a nail biter in Arizona. But leading up to it there were concerns about maintaining its integrity. For Bill Maaske, the Chief Information Officer for the Secretary of State, it began with a phone call in July 2016. It was from the State's Chief Inform


Wildlife officials say 2019's first known Southeast Arizona bear sighting was April 2

Wildlife officials thought they had a video, with a timestamp showing April 6, of Southeast Arizona's first confirmed bear sighting of 2019, but they've since obtained an earlier photo.


Arizona governor signs 'Blow Dry Freedom' law

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) signed a bill into law Tuesday to abolish occupational licensing requirements to blow dry hair in the state, a move he has praised as a “big win for freedom and Arizona workers.”


Arizona becomes latest state to shield lottery winners' names

PHOENIX — Arizona joined a growing number of states allowing winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous Wednesday after Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation letting winners of jackpots of $100,000 or more request that their names not be made public.


Arizona State University researchers make breakthrough in detecting CTE

TEMPE, AZ — Arizona researchers have collaborated to discover new techniques in detecting CTE in living patients. Depression, anxiety, and memory loss are all symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.


Southern Arizona will be hoppin' with Easter egg hunts this weekend

Tucson community organizations are gearing up for the Easter holiday with activities for the whole family. Saturday egg hunts will prepare little ones for what’s in store on Easter Sunday, and music and activities will get you in the spring mood.


Taylor native heads Residential Utility Consumer Office

PHONEIX – Last week Gov. Doug Ducey announced the appointment of Jorge “Jordy” Fuentes as the new director of the Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO). Fuentes replaces David Tenney who served as RUCO’s director since 2015. Tenney is now the new director of the Department of Forestry and Fire


Hare raising fun meets dino-drama in Show Low City Park

SHOW LOW — More than 300 children of all ages and their families ventured onto Senior Field at Show Low City Park for the annual Hare Raising Fun Easter Candy Scramble on Saturday.


Allen announces she will not seek reelection

Sen. Sylvia Allen (R-Snowflake) recently announced she will not seek re-election in 2020. “The time is right for me to step down,” Allen told the Arizona Daily Star last week. “It has really been such an honor to serve,” she added.


WM Juggerbots awarded $3,000 by Cable One

SNOWFLAKE — White Mountain Robotics (AKA the “Juggerbots”) are soon to be awarded $3,000 by Cable One for their recent entry in the #DreamBigger contest for schools and organizations serving K-12 students.


Summit opens Administrative Services building

SHOW LOW — The Administrative Services building portion of Summit Healthcare’s expansion project is complete. Staff have moved into both floors of the building and express nothing less than sheer delight with their new work environment.


Local Prescription Drug Take Back April 27

Clean out your medicine cabinet, gathering any expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs and over the counter (OTC) medicines. On April 27, nationwide US Drug Enforcement Agency public take back events offer the opportunity to return these dangerous items for proper destruction.


Payson Council on the fire merger

The firefighters love it. And the fire departments around the state that have merged love the result. Still, interviews with the Payson Town Council reveals deep skepticism about a proposal to merge the Payson, Hellsgate and Houston Mesa fire departments into a single joint powers authority (JPA), o


Mike Budenholzer Has Come a Long Way From Bucket of Blood Street

HOLBROOK, Ariz. — A wind that would not stop tugged at flags and sent sand devils spinning into this desert town as I walked past Mr. Maestas Restaurant and the Arizona Pawnman and the Empty Pockets Saloon and came to a rise and looked across an emptiness of plain that stretched the limits of vision